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Iceland: Reykjavik & the Golden Circle

Go Ahead Tours
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Reykjavik’s vibrant art & music scene
  • The relaxing, rejuvenating Blue Lagoon
  • Great Geysir—namesake of all other geysers
  • Golden Waterfall—the most powerful in Europe
  • South Iceland’s stunning glaciers
  • Black sand beaches & towering bird cliffs

Short Description

Inhale fresh Icelandic air; discover geysers and waterfalls; tap into the restorative powers of the northern isle. Your home base is Reykjavik, famed for progressive thinking and high standards of living. From here, you can see the best of Iceland, including the enticing Blue Lagoon, the inspiring Golden Circle and the otherworldly beauty of South Iceland.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Reykjavik
End City Reykjavik

Trip Includes

  • 4 nights in handpicked hotels
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 three-course dinners with beer or wine
  • Multilingual Tour Director
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

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Itinerary

Day 1: Travel day

Board an overnight flight to Reykjavik.

Reykjavik 4 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Reykjavik

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Iceland! Get a feel for Reykjavik, often called the greenest city on Earth, with your Tour Director leading the way.

  • See the Höfôi House, Perlan Restaurant and the presidential residence at Bessastadir
  • Visit Hallgrim’s Church and the University District
  • Pass the Old Town Center, Parliament House and modern City Hall
  • Glimpse the artwork of Ásmundur Sveinsson and Einar Jónsson, both famous Icelandic artists

Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner this evening.

Day 3: The Golden Circle

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Leave the bustle of Reykjavik behind as you travel the Golden Circle, a ring of some of Iceland’s most magnificent natural wonders.
  • Stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the Althing, an open-air governmental assembly that was established in 930 and continued to meet until 1798
  • Explore the Great Geysir Geothermal Area, located in the Haukadalur Valley
  • Discover Gullfoss, or the Golden Waterfall, a natural wonder and the most powerful waterfall in Europe

Day 4: The South Coast

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on an excursion to the South Coast, a lowland region of lush farmland, striking waterfalls, beaches, glaciers and picturesque villages.

  • Stand behind the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • View the Eyjafjallajökull volcano
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Sólheimajökull glacier (weather permitting)
  • Walk on the South Coast’s black sands

Day 5: The Blue Lagoon

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Spend the morning exploring on your own or add an excursion.

This afternoon, travel to the Blue Lagoon, a famed geothermal spa known for its restorative properties.

  • Float weightlessly in the ethereal  light-blue waters
  • Choose to purchase therapeutic spa treatments and massages
  • Say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner this evening.

Optional Excursion - Whale Watching Cruise $85pp* Details

Day 6: Departure

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Iceland: Reykjavik & the Golden Circle

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Our flight was late leaving San Diego so we missed our flight connection in Salt Lake City. Go Ahead claims they will "take care" of you if something like this happens...THEY DO NOT!. I had to deal with Delta to go standby on a later flight. We were then told by Go Ahead we would have to FIND and PAY for our own transportation from arrival destination to the hotel which was 60 miles. Next day I recognized a person on our tour who was on the same flight we flew standby and they had a DRIVER WAITING...As we were taking off I'm on the phone to the 3rd different person telling them what flight we were on and they couldn't figure out they had another tour client on the same flight!!Go Ahead has a problem dealing with travel plans when they don't go as planned...and they also don't communicate with each other!!!!!
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We did an "amazing" walking tour of the Amalfi Coast on 9/25/2014. From fabulous scenery at every turn, meeting new friends, finding success on the many mountain walks, eating the best food in the world & having the expertise of wonderful tour (Antonio) & local city guides, I once again say, thanks Go Ahead Tours for an unbelievable experience!!

We've done numerous tours through Go Ahead and have always been very happy! We would have never done this trip on our own. Leaving the driving to someone else takes away a lot of the stress of traveling! Enjoyable all the way around!!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Maximum Number of People in Group: 35

Maximum tour group size: 35 travelers

Accomodations

Hotel Centrum

 Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764. The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have en-suite bathroom with either a shower or a bath.

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

 The hotel is conveniently located in the city centre of the Icelandic capital and offers a great base to conduct business or explore the capital city by foot or bus. The bus stop is directly outside the hotel and all guests get free bus cards to travel around. This Reykjavik hotel is only about five minutes from Laugardalur - the largest recreational, fitness and green area in Reykjavik.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your reservation, the cancellation fee schedule below will apply. If you are booked in a double/twin room and your roommate cancels his or her tour more than 45 days prior to departure, you will be responsible for paying the single supplement fee. Upon notifying GAT of your cancellation, you will be given a confirmation number that verifies your cancellation. If you purchased travel protection and are cancelling for a reason covered under the policy guidelines, cancellation fees will be reimbursed to you directly from the insurance company. In the event that you have to cancel your tour on the day of departure, you must notify GAT prior to the departure of your first flight. Any penalties for supplemental services/guarantees (including, but not limited to, flights, hotels or late additions) resulting from cancellations made at your request will be your responsibility, and all service fees are non-refundable. Substitution of travelers is not permitted. If you choose not to travel, but fail to cancel your tour prior to the departure date or if you return home before the scheduled completion of your tour, you will not be eligible for any refund or reimbursement from GAT for any unused portion of your trip or costs incurred by leaving your trip early.

For travelers with the travel protection policy (goaheadtours.com/travelprotection), Go Ahead Tours will reimburse the participant in the form of a credit voucher in the event the participant wants to interrupt their tour due to reasons not covered by their travel protection policy. The voucher is valid for one year from the day of the interruption of the tour and represents the value of the missed time on tour including any unused air, land or sea arrangements already paid for by the participant up to a maximum of $1,000 as determined by Go Ahead Tours. The voucher is personal and non-transferable and may be applied towards a future Go Ahead tour and is not exchangeable for cash. The participant is responsible for any additional costs incurred by interrupting the tour including but not limited to the return flight and other transportation costs due to the interruption. Reservation fees, rebooking fees, change fees, late and returned check fees, revision fees, supplemental fees for international deliveries and special arrangement fees are considered Used Fees once incurred and will not be refundable.

Cancellation of European land tours

Days Prior to Departure    Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee)

If Days Prior to Departure is 71 days or more, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $300

If Days Prior to Departure is 70–46 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $450

If Days Prior to Departure is 45–8 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $1,000 or 100%

If Days Prior to Departure is 7–0 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is 100%*

*Percentages listed above are of the total tour cost, including reservation fee. Listed cancellation fee is applicable per traveler.

Trip ID#:

IceReyGoa

Trip Excludes

  • Internal transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal expenses

Meals Included:

4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches and 2 Dinners

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